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  • The Surprisingly Comfortable Mio Alpha Heart Rate Watch Does Away With Those Pesky Chest Straps

    The Surprisingly Comfortable Mio Alpha Heart Rate Watch Does Away With Those Pesky Chest Straps

    The Mio Alpha made a bit of a splash on Kickstarter earlier this year when it promised a heart rate-sensing watch that didn't use chest straps or similar encumbrances to measure your exertion. They went $200,000 over their goal of $100,000 and just started shipping in time for pre-marathon season. Read More

  • Sony Updates Alpha And NEX Line With NEX-5N, NEX-7, A65, A77

    Sony Updates Alpha And NEX Line With NEX-5N, NEX-7, A65, A77

    It's been difficult to avoid news about Sony's new line of digital cameras these past few months. Leak after leak has exposed body designs, lenses, sensor sizes, and other specs. They're all official now, though, and while I won't subject you to a case-by-case analysis of which rumors were on and off, I will say they were mostly on the money. The new gear looks very promising, as well. Let's… Read More

  • Sony Going All In With Translucent Camera Mirrors

    Sony Going All In With Translucent Camera Mirrors

    Sony made a surprising announcement today in Spain, saying that all future models of its Alpha line of DSLRs will feature beam-splitting translucent mirrors. This is an alternative to the standard fully-reflective reflex mirror in most DSLRs that swings out of the way to expose the sensor. Instead, the light mostly passes through the mirror and can be captured without waiting for the reflex module… Read More

  • In addition to point-and-shoots and camcorders, Sony Alpha DSLRs to do video

    In addition to point-and-shoots and camcorders, Sony Alpha DSLRs to do video

    Looks like Sony is pulling out all the stops in its imaging department. Not only are we getting some hot new interchangeable lens compacts, but also a sweet camcorder with the same system — and now we hear what any of us could have guessed: that the next Alpha DSLRs will also do video. Read More

  • Sony to replace A700 with rumored A800?

    Sony to replace A700 with rumored A800?

    We're closing in on PMA 2009, so finalized spec sheets for as-yet-unreleased cameras may be being released into the wild. Expect more rumors over the next month; today, it's Sony's A800, the logical successor to the A700, a solid upper-entry-level DSLR with a few polish issues. The list of supposed improvements varies, here's what we think you can count on. Read More

  • Sony A900 finally official, still not here until November

    Sony A900 finally official, still not here until November

    The Sony Alpha A900 DSLR, which some people might feel like they’ve been waiting for forever, has finally been officially unveiled by Sony. Pre-orders for the $3,000 24.6-megapixel camera begin tomorrow, September 10th, but it won’t be shipping until sometime in November. Read More

  • Sony Japan releases limited edition Digital SLR camera α350

    Sony Japan releases limited edition Digital SLR camera α350

    If you are a camera fan with a penchant for exclusivity, here is your chance: Sony announced the release of a special version of its α350 digital SLR camera and DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 lens. Priced at $960, the kit is on sale in the Japanese Sony Style online store. The new camera is technically identical to the α350 in black which is available in Japan for two months now. This means you get… Read More

  • Sony A300 and A350 pics leaked

    Sony A300 and A350 pics leaked

    Some enterprising site-digger has gotten the above pictures of the Sony Alphas. The A300, you’ll notice, has a swivel LCD and 10.2 megapixels. The A350 has 14.2 megapixels and, I’m going to guess, the swivel screen as well. Looks like there’s a button for Live-View as well. Cheers to the site-troller who found these. The front view shots look nearly identical however, I wonder if… Read More

  • Sony Alpha DLSR, Myth Or Reality?

    Sony Alpha DLSR, Myth Or Reality?

    A little competition is healthy, right? Well, let’s hope Nikon sees it that way when Sony releases the next Alpha series later this fall. If you didn’t already know, Sony makes the sensors for Nikon’s DLSRs. With that aside, all the major DSLR folk should be on their collective toes right about now. Canon is on the verge of releasing of the 40D, which a lot of photogs are looking… Read More

  • Mysterious Sony Digital SLR to Be Announced Soon… Maybe

    Mysterious Sony Digital SLR to Be Announced Soon… Maybe

    You see this Sony digital SLR? Its designation is a complete and total MYSTERY to us all. (Yes, we’re conveniently ignoring the giant Alpha logo. But so is everyone else so that makes it OK.) We do have the raw stats, which is all you really care about anyway. How does a 12.8-megapixel image sensor rub you? Or what about its 3,200 ISO rating? Sounds good, don’it? An announcement is… Read More

 
  • Aquaish Version of OpenOffice is Released for OS X

    Aquaish Version of OpenOffice is Released for OS X

    Who hates Microsoft Office? Google Docs not getting the job done for you? Well, Mac users are in luck because OpenOffice has released an alpha version for OS X that runs outside of X11. OMFG!!! Keep in mind that this is an “alpha” version, so a handful of functions are missing such as printing, PDF export and copy/paste. Be warned: THIS SOFTWARE MAY CRASH AND MAY DESTROY YOUR DATA DO… Read More

  • Want Some Free Joost?

    Want Some Free Joost?

    Om Malik and his blog New Tee Vee are giving away 100 invites to Joost for Mac users. Those of you rockin’ an Intel-based Mac can register for Joost and download the alpha version of the program. All you have to do is just give a little feedback and you’re golden. The contest started yesterday but there’s still time left to make it in! UPDATE – No more Joost, kids. Stop… Read More